The participating exhibitors of “Pavilion Hosting” by enterprises, organizations and other parties in Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan have been tentatively decided.
From September 16, 2021 to October 29, 2021, the Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition (hereinafter, ‘the Association’) invited aspiring enterprises, organizations, and other parties to build a pavilion at the site of Expo 2025 and operate exhibitions and other kinds of events designed in line with the Expo’s theme (hereinafter, ‘Pavilion Hosting’), in order to inspire visitors with a vision of a future society.
The Association examined the applications at the “Pavilion Hosting Examination Committee,” and after consultation with the Government of Japan, 13 enterprises and organizations have been tentatively selected as participating exhibitors.
Hereafter, the Association will enhance the appeal of Expo 2025 by collaborating with companies and organizations, including these participating exhibitors of Pavilion Hosting.
BANDAI NAMCO Holdings Inc.
The Federation of Electric Power Companies
Iida Group Holdings Co., Ltd.
The Japan Gas Association
Mitsubishi General Committee for Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan
NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
Osaka Restaurant Management Association
Pasona Group Inc.
Sumitomo EXPO2025 Promotion Committee
Tamayama Digital Tech Co., LTD
YOSHIMOTO KOGYO HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
The outline of the Committee is as follows:
(1) Examiners (in Japanese syllabary order)
IKENOBO Senko, Senior Advisor for Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan
ISHIKAWA Masaru, Expo Site Operation Producer for Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan
KOSHINO Junko, Senior Advisor for Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan
Oussouby SACKO, Senior Advisor for Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan
FUJIMOTO Sou, Expo Site Design Producer for Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan
YAMAZAKI Naoko, Senior Advisor for Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan
YOSHIDA Kenji (Chairperson of the Committee), Senior Advisor for Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan
*Depending on the applicant and the content of the proposal, some committee members do not participate in the examination if they have an interest in the applicant.
(2) Examination Results (Overall Review)
As described in the attachment.
(Reference) “Pavilion Hosting” on the “exhibition and sponsorship” page of Expo 2025’s official website (Japanese only)
Public Relations Department, Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition